A Day in the Life: Potty Training, Separation Anxiety, and a Hip Hop Dancing 23 Month Old

Well folks.. I had all these remarkable ideas for my post today, but when it came down to it, I just had to write about…

.. Our Real Life on April 23rd.

Because isn’t this what it’s all about anyway?

So here’s what’s up in the Tyson household today:

1. We are on day 1 of the 3 day potty training method (with Cale of course. Although, I may need a refresher course on how to take the time to go to the bathroom while chasing after my munchkins). It might be good to also train Cale that privacy is important when going to the bathroom while I’m at it šŸ˜‰

Ok, back on track… He’s doing great, but I’ll admit that this is our second trial round with this. We attempted it a month ago and, while he didn’t get it in 3 days, he was doing great on days 5 and 6. Then, we had his friend come stay with us while his mommy was in the hospital having a baby and he only wanted to hang out with his buddy the whole time and not take the time to go to the bathroom. At 22 months, I figured we’d give it another shot later. So here we are… It’s currently 2pm and he’s made it into the toilet more than he hasn’t so I am thrilled! The last time we did this, I don’t think he even made it into the toilet until at least the end of the first day. He’s also VERY excited that he gets to wear “Buzz, Cars, and Superman” underwear so that’s been a real selling point. We’ll see how this continues and, if it goes well, then I may recommend the program. So, for now, we’ll say “to be continued..”

2. Gabe is officially in the separation anxiety stage.. If I didn’t pick the worst time to potty train. It’s a little hard to freak out and get excited with Cale as Gabe is crying his eyes out in the background since we had to rush to the bathroom so fast. He was especially not a fan when it interrupted his nursing session šŸ˜‰ Cale really knows how to pick those perfect times!

Thankfully, he doesn’t mind me leaving him around those he knows and loves yet (i.e. at church), but I know that’ll probably happen soon. Any advice here is appreciated as I never figured this out with Cale either.

3. While we were stuck indoors potty training, we had a little dance party. For those of you who know Cale, you know that he LOVES to dance, sing, play guitar, and, overall, rock out. So yes, I think you’ll love to see his hip hop dancing skills in his latest video to the song by T.L. The only sad thing is that my camera cut off before the belly dancing began. I guess you could say, based on both Michael’s and my love for dance..

…He gets it honest.



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